The Web of Life
Disclaimer: This is not the continuation of the previous writing. My second attempt at non-poetic writing.
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As I lay there on the bed after a hard day at work, my phone rings just like every single day. Lifting my head slowly and answering the phone for answering sake, I listen to the entire speech without interrupting.
"I want to meet you in person." I spoke in a soft voice that was barely audible.
"Sorry I cannot see you now, but I will see you tomorrow morning " the voice on the other side whispered in a trembling voice.
Having agreed to meet the next day, I had nothing else to say and promptly disconnected the line.
Grabbing a bottle of water from the fridge, I went back to bed and dozed off soon or at-least tried to.
The sound of the phone ringing woke me up the next day morning. Thinking I had overslept, I lifted my head slightly and looked at the time. It was only 7am, but the phone just kept ringing.
"Hello, who is this?" I asked still half-asleep.
"Hi, it’s me. I wanted to check if you will be coming" a shaky voice said on the other side.
"ofcourse, I would. I said I will see you and I will see you at 9am" I mumbled in a sleepy voice and disconnected the line.
I always ensure that I sleep properly, even if it means for a couple of hours.
But since the phone call last evening, sleep was the last thing on my mind. I was looking forward to this meeting as if my entire life depended on it.
I never knew when I slept, but now it really did not matter as I had an meeting to attend to.
Quickly brushing and after a quick shower I was all set to go and meet the "voice on the other side".
Excitement, Nervousness, Fear, Worry and so many other emotions that I really could not single out anyone.
As I made my way into the restaurant and took my seat, the conversation started as normal.
It was that moment when it struck me and everything became clear. There was something that attracted me and so strongly pulled me into the realms of life once again. A sense of déjà vu.
Maybe I made it too obvious and that’s when the conversation ended. A strange silence slowly covered the table. Neither of us tried to break the silence yet it became odd to be silent. The waiter came in at the right time and having sorted out the bill, I was expecting the other person to say something and I was sure it was the same on the other side.
"I think there is something you want to say" I was so into this "silence" and didn’t answer until the words were repeated twice.
"Yeah! I have been thinking how to tell you" I squeaked.
"I also want to tell you something and I was hoping you would say first" with a voice that sounded very excited.
"I was wondering if we could meet again on Sunday"
As I waited for an answer, deep down inside I was hoping it would be a yes.
When the reply came out, I could barely conceal my joy but still managed to keep self normal.
"Yes, why not. Lets meet on Sunday".
On my drive back home, I was thinking how much things have changed, how much that I have changed.
The joy and laughter that I so badly missed for a long time seems to have returned at a time when I was not expecting it. I was barely surviving each day but fate it seems has different plans for me.
As the sound of phone ringing echoed in my pocket, I put the indicator on my bike and pulled up to the side of the road not wanting to miss a single second of my new found joy.
Life it seems has spun its web on me, once again!